Visual Studio 2019 Issues/ Features Needed

There isn't a perfect application ever released, and the same is true for Visual Studio 2019. There are a lot of great features in VS2019, but there are many issues too, especially when it comes to .NET Core projects. So I decided to create a running list of the issues that I find or find … Continue reading Visual Studio 2019 Issues/ Features Needed

The World Pandemic is Showing Us Websites Are Still Too Hard to Write

Since the 2019 COVID-19 virus pandemic started, one of the issues that I have seen is how hard it is for governments, non-profit’s, etc. to quickly stand up (get it into production) a website. I’m not talking about blogs, but data-driven sites like the ones that show us the latest infection rate information. The worldwide … Continue reading The World Pandemic is Showing Us Websites Are Still Too Hard to Write

256 Seconds with dotNetDave (E10) – My Workflow Before I Submit Code Changes

In this episode of 256 Seconds with dotNetDave, I will share my workflow on what I do before I submit code changes to source control. This video will explain it in detail. I share this workflow because it makes sure that I rarely get bug tickets from quality assurance and hopefully it will for you … Continue reading 256 Seconds with dotNetDave (E10) – My Workflow Before I Submit Code Changes

256 Seconds with dotNetDave (E9) – Fixing NuGet Hell Issues in Visual Studio

In this episode of 256 Seconds with dotNetDave, I show how to help NuGet hell issues in Visual Studio. If you have issues building because of NuGet package errors, this episode will show how to use a Powershell script on how to fix it! This script could also help with DLL issues too. Powershell Script … Continue reading 256 Seconds with dotNetDave (E9) – Fixing NuGet Hell Issues in Visual Studio

How To Tell Your Open Source Projects Are Done with Jeff Fritz

Join us for Episode 5 of The Confessions of Angry Programmers podcast! In this episode David and Woody talk about: Dogfooding: David talks about his frustration logging into Microsoft Teams. WTF Were They Thinking?: Woody discusses public computer displays showing sensitive information in an error! Guest We are joined by our guest Jeff Fritz from … Continue reading How To Tell Your Open Source Projects Are Done with Jeff Fritz

Properly Setting Up .NET Core Projects

Visual Studio by default does not set all the appropriate options to help you write rock-solid .NET Core code. Below are the recommendations that your team should use for C# projects. All the following recommendations are for Visual Studio 2019. If you have an older version, most of this should still apply. To learn the … Continue reading Properly Setting Up .NET Core Projects

Properly Setting Up .NET Framework Projects

Visual Studio by default does not set all the appropriate options to help you write rock-solid code. I will show the recommendations that your team should use for C# projects. All the following recommendations are for Visual Studio 2019. If you have an older version, most of this should still apply. More information, including suggestions … Continue reading Properly Setting Up .NET Framework Projects

New Book Release! Rock Your Code: Code & App Performance for Microsoft.NET

Today I am announcing the brand new edition of my book titled Rock Your Code: Code & App Performance for Microsoft .NET, now available on Amazon. How fast your code executes is very important for your users and back-end server processes. This is even more important for the future as more and more users, use … Continue reading New Book Release! Rock Your Code: Code & App Performance for Microsoft.NET

Is Microservices Just A New Marketing Term?

For a recent article on TechTarget.com, I was interviewed for my thoughts on microservices, a new term in our world. Here is what I said (the full quote): Microservices is a great way to decouple an application for faster modernization, improved functionality and better performance, but done incorrectly or without proper architectural understanding, teams can … Continue reading Is Microservices Just A New Marketing Term?

Presenting Code Samples with a Dark Theme… Please Don’t!

For all of you who code using apps like Visual Studio or VS Code, please don’t present code in a meeting or conference session using a dark theme! I know I am going to get a lot of push back from this statement but let me explain why (please keep reading). Living with Colorblindness I … Continue reading Presenting Code Samples with a Dark Theme… Please Don’t!